Dr. Derek Owens

Dr. Derek “Dr. D” Owens, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and was born and raised in Colorado.  He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. D attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Biology. After his four years at Georgetown, he attended The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. D became interested in pediatric dentistry while working as a dental assistant in pediatric dental offices in the Lone Tree area.  After dental school, Dr. D was selected as one of four dentists out of hundreds of applicants to complete a 2 year residency program at The Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

During residency, Dr. D gained specialized clinical, emergency, and hospital training to work with kids.  In addition to employing the techniques he learned in residency, Dr. D loves using his sense of humor and gentle touch to make every visit fun for your child. In his free time, Dr. D enjoys playing ice hockey, skiing, snowboarding, golfing, and cooking. He also loves sports and is a huge fan of all Colorado Sports teams and the Georgetown Hoyas basketball team.

Dr. Craig Owens

Dr. Craig Owens is an experienced board-certified pediatric dentist and was born and raised in Colorado. He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He completed his advanced training in pediatric dentistry through the prestigious NYU-Lutheran Medical Center where he gained specialized skills and became proficient in treating both healthy and medically compromised infants, children, and adolescents. Dr. Craig provides sedation and hospital dentistry and is on staff at both the Children’s Hospital and Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. Dr. Craig is well known for teaching continuing education courses to other pediatric dentists, general dentists, and pediatricians.

His interest in working with children developed when Dr. Craig volunteered at the Children’s Hospital of Denver during his summers in high school. This interest was further developed when he worked as a pediatric dental assistant on his educational breaks throughout his undergraduate and postgraduate training. He grew up playing ice hockey and still plays and coaches in his spare time. Dr. Craig, his wife Marissa, and their son Brycen, live in Denver where they enjoy skiing, snowboarding, golfing, getting involved with various charitable organizations and are avid fans of all professional Denver sports teams.

Dr. Craig is an active member of multiple professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the Metro Denver Dental Society, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

New Partnership

5280 Pediatric Dentistry is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Valor Christian High School. Dr. D (left) and Dr. Craig (right) are pictured with former DU hockey, former Tampa Bay Lightening, and current Varsity Valor ice hockey coach, George Gwozdecky (center).

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Jace had a great appointment and wanted to take a picture with the “space mask” before he left!

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